Great River Regional Library adds ebook/eaudio book platform Axis 360

Great River Regional Library

Program Announcement

GRRL Headquarters

1300 W. St. Germain St.

St. Cloud, MN 56301




Submitted by Abby Faulkner

GRRL Public Relations

Great River Regional Library


Great River Regional Library adds ebook/eaudio book platform Axis 360

Great River Regional Library ebook and eaudiobook fans will soon have a new way to find what they’re looking for.

Axis 360, an e-materials platform, will be added to the GRRL lineup alongside current program OverDrive.

Axis 360 is compatible with most devices, with the exception of Kindle Paperwhites/E Ink readers and 1st/2nd generation Kindle Fires. Users of those devices will still have the opportunity to download their materials via OverDrive.

Why have we added Axis 360? Here are a few reasons:

  • Axis 360 is affordable; it will allow us to devote more money into purchasing new materials instead of paying high annual fees.
  • Axis 360 has a strong commitment to patron privacy; unlike OverDrive, Axis 360 doesn’t require you to create new credentials to access your materials. It also doesn’t share library user information in order to promote its services.
  • Axis 360 has a great reputation as an ADA-accessible system. In fact, it was developed with the help of the National Federation for the Blind.

The future of our digital services is heavily dependent on user feedback, so we encourage you to explore what Axis 360 has to offer, and share your thoughts with us. The more we learn, the more we can add to the eaudio content collection!

Additionally, watch for Axis 360-related launch party details, coming later in January.

Great River Regional Library is the first public library system in the state of Minnesota to use Axis 360.

For more information on Axis 360, and all library-related news and events, visit

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. GRRL supplies the residents of Central Minnesota with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.